waking & surfing

….. wakesurfing!  A couple of Saturdays ago, for the first time ever, a leg of the European Wakesurf Tour was held in the UK down at JB Waterski.  Did I compete – of course I did. I hadn’t actually wake surfed for over a year; I sucked, and came 6th (last) but I didn’t care because I just wanted to have fun.  And fun I did as Georgie Boyers put on a stella event which meant that as a baby-free mum for the day, I got to enjoy lakeside yoga, a bit of wake surfing followed by a back massage, smooch round the trade stands and some yummy food!  Thanks for a great event, can’t wait till next years!

(I might actually get to practice next time around as there are no more babies to be had. None. No more. Done. Factory closed. Finito). 


IMG_0118So last weekend it was the British Cable Wakeboard Nationals over at Box End Park. I’ve competed in the Nationals more times than I can remember and I haven’t missed one since I started.  This year was no different.

I had my second little boy on the 27th May and so I never really thought I’d be able to ride in this years event.  But I did!  I’m surprised I actually managed to get to my heat on time (thanks Jon for ‘babysitting’) let alone come 2nd in the Masters Ladies!  

I squeezed in about 10 laps at BEP the Sunday before the event, so I managed to figure out what features I could hit and what I still had to avoid this soon after giving birth, and so I hadn’t really thought of a run until the morning of the finals.  Managing the two kids plus serious tiredness sucks pretty much every ounce of brain power you have, (nap times, breast feeding, breast pumping, shitty nappies, naked obsessed toddler, bath times, bed times…wine, ahhhh).

In the qualifier I was loving just being on the water so much that I actually forgot I was in a comp run… I came round the drive tower and thought, ‘Theres the kickers’, and then as I got closer my next thought was ‘….HIT ONE!!’

I entered the event this year because it was my first year in the Masters Ladies and I was just so excited to be in this category!  I just wanted to have fun with the other competitors, which I did, they were a great bunch of ladies to ride with!  But I’m stoked to come away with 2nd place only eight weeks after I had my little bubba!  Crazy!